Real listening is a willingness to let the other person change you.

~ Alan Alda

Services Offered

Child Custody & Divorce Mediation


 All elements of the divorce can be handled in mediation including property, debt, child support, child custody 

Parent Coordination


An alternative dispute resolution process that combines assessment, education, coaching, case management, conflict management, and decision-making functions. 

Additional Services


From work place and guardianship mediation to meeting facilitation and even training. 

Kristie does it all!

What's Mediation?

In mediation, you each have an opportunity to say what you want and why it is important to you – your needs or concerns – without being interrupted or having your words twisted.  The idea is to find a solution that meets the needs of everyone in a balanced way.  Mediation works best when each person is willing to listen to the other without being defensive, and with the goal of hearing the deeper meaning of what is being said.  It also helps if you are willing to consider solutions that you haven't considered before.  The mediator facilitates the discussion to keep it productive and on track.

Although mediation agreements can also be formalized with a Court Order, the mediation process is different than going to court where decisions are made by a judge and are based on your “rights” and who is “right.”

In mediation, YOU make all of the decisions, and decisions are based on your needs and concerns, rather than “rights.”  The mediator has no decision-making power and does not force you to agree to something you don’t really want.

Mediation is also different than therapy. The mediator is neutral as to the outcome, does not take anyone’s side, and does not fix personalities or relationships. The mediator facilitates your negotiation so that it is balanced, and helps you reality test possible solutions.  Although the mediator does not give advice, the mediator does provide information.

Kristie Browning

1412 W. Washington St., Boise, ID 83702

(208) 331-4511


Open today

09:00 am – 05:00 pm